No review today as I’m between books at the moment. I was reading one from NetGalley and after 40 pages I had to stop. I did message the publisher to say that I had stopped and why.
The book was written with dialogue including “thee” “thy” and etc., and that was seriously a slow read. I really liked the idea of the book so I kept going. Then the main character, who comes across as a preteen boy but may be older, meets a girl tending an inn and sleeps with her. Now I don’t mind sex scenes or even gratuitous ones, but that one was just so random and made me uncomfortable, especially after the tone of the book was so proper and old fashioned. This was on page 40 something of a 500+ page (edit: got to stop writing these first thing in the morning sometimes, page not word) book.
I hate not finishing books but I just couldn’t spend any more time on it. There are very few books I don’t finish, the ones I remember putting down I can count on one hand: Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, by Jane Austen, A Tale of Two Cities by Mark Twain, and Folly by Laurie R. King. There may be more but none I can remember. I might go back to these sometime, Folly especially because I love all of her other books, this one was just slow.
What are some books you couldn’t finish, and would you try again?